Dorian Gray

Forever Young. Forever Cursed.

Dorian Gray
A modern version of Oscar Wilde's classic novel. A young man arrives in London and is befriended by a naughty nobleman. The nobleman introduces his new friend to the seedy side of London life. The young man enjoys this so much that he has a portrait painted, and then makes a deal with the Devil, resulting in eternal youth. As the years go by, the portrait and everyone he knows ages while he remains young. He comes to realise that maybe the deal was not such a good idea, but how do you get out of a deal with the Devil?...

107 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, On the art circuit
Only the good die young.
Only the good die young.


Colin Firth, Ben Barnes, Rebecca Hall, Caroline Goodall, Michael Culkin, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Jo Woodcock, Fiona Shaw, Maryam d'Abo, Johnny Harris
Oliver Parker
ScreenplayToby Finlay, from the novel by Oscar Wilde
MusicCharlie Mole
CinematographyRoger Pratt
EditingGuy Bensley
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced byEaling Studios, Fragile Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, horror
NuditySexual nudity, breasts, erotic images
SexStrong sexual conduct, sex, sexualised violence, sadomaschism and murder
ViolenceStrong, fairly intense, bloody, gory, gruesome horror and psychological violence
Drug abuseStrong scenes of illegal drug use
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThere's no horror, no air of suspense and no energy to this lifeless portrait
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
Cape Times
Peter Brunette quote iconThe CGI of 'Dorian Gray'
Box Office
Barbera Goslawski quote iconA somewhat successful new take on an old tale
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
Rottentomatoes critics
12 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite a lavish and polished production, Dorian Gray is tame and uninspired with a lifeless performance by Ben Barnes in the title role.

What the People say

9364 Netizens quote iconExcellent modern adaptation, does Oscar Wilde justice

Average .. 47%



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